Britney Spears Quotes
"I know not everyone will like me, but this is who I am so if you don't like it, tough!"
"When you're comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best. And, that's how me and J. are. When we're in a room together, we don't have to say anything. It's for real." - about her relationship with boyfriend Justin Timberlake
"Marry Prince William? I'd love that. Who wouldn't want to be a princess?"
"Onstage I'm the happiest person in the world."
"She's the original bubble-gum diva." - about Deborah Gibson (I) at the 2001 American Music Awards
"I remember I read this harsh review about my show, and one of my friends told me that this was the exact same stuff people said about Madonna. And it's like, she didn't care. Madonna just came out and was herself. I respect that a lot."
"Just because I look sexy on the cover of Rolling Stone doesn't mean I'm naughty."
"Christina and I are friends no matter what the media makes up." - in reference to fellow pop-princess and former Mouseketeer Christina Aguilera
"England is one of my favorite places. The fans are just so crazy."
"I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna. Madonna knows what to do next, and when she's performing, the audience is just in awe of her."
When asked about the perks of being famous: (Spears was born in and lives in America) "I get to go to a lot of overseas places, like Canada."
"I was not a permissive mother at all." - Britney's mother Lynne Spears on her oldest daughter's upbringing
"We were, like, 12 or 13 and it was like, 'Hi, do you like me?' It was like puppy love." - On her relationship with Justin Timberlake during the Mickey Mouse Club.
"I really want this to be like shocking and in people's faces and edgy. It's just basically, you know, there's a lot of scrutiny with everything I do. And, it's basically saying that I'm not a little girl anymore and this is me. And just, you know, I have to do what I have to do for me, and that's basically the overall scheme of it, yeah." - about the tour to promote her third album slated for release in November 2001
"I have to say I was a little nervous at first. I'm used to producers going in there and it's like work. And, I go in and I work and I do my vocals and work. And, I thought that it was awkward at first because I was nervous recording with him doing my vocals, but then I just totally forgot that he was my boyfriend, and I just said 'Britney, just do the vocals, don't be nervous, don't be retarded like this.' But, it ended up being fine, actually. At the very end, I got the best vocals I've ever done." - about recording a song with boyfriend Justin Timberlake for her third album
"I dress the way I want. I don't pretend to be someone I'm not."
"I love Jessica Simpson. I love her voice. She's amazing. I have her CD, and I have Christina's CD. I have all of their CDs. They're amazing. You know? I have a lot of respect for them. Anybody who can be in this business....the work is so overwhelming sometimes and anybody who can do that I have a lot of respect for."
"I find it so funny that people find me so interesting. And, I hate when they're like 'Define your image.' I don't know what my image is. I just do my thing."
"Chocolate for me is just like an orgasm." (1.18.02: At a German chocolate museum)
"Acting is so much fun. It is a different ball game and I want to concentrate on that at the moment. I'm really passionate about what I do. I love entertainment and telling stories to people and I am very lucky that I am doing what I want to do."
"All I remember is seeing a bunch of naked girls and thinking, 'I got to get out of here.'" - about her visit to the Playboy mansion
"My views on virginity have not changed. I want to wait to have sex until I'm married. I do. I want to wait, but it's hard. I just want to live my life."
"I guess it's because I do have a younger audience that, you know, parents worry about the role model thing. But when I was younger, I looked up to people, but I never wanted to be them. I always had my own identity. I'm an entertainer when I'm on stage, and they need to explain that to their kids. That's not my job to do that."
"There are so many teenagers out there that dress more provocatively than I do, and no one says anything about them."
"How can I explain this? I don't see myself -- hand on the Bible -- I know I'm not ugly, but I don't see myself as a sex symbol or this goddess-attractive beautiful person at all. When I'm on stage, that's my time to do my thing and go there and be that, and it's fun. It's exhilarating just to be something that you're not. And, people tend to believe it. I guess I just pull it off very well."
"Who really cares if I've had sex? It's nobody's business. Trust me, I'm not going to have a press conference to announce it. If I mess up, I'm human. If I have a drink or I'm with someone, I'm human. I'm no different than anyone else my age."
"Selling 5 million records is still good. I don't want to get jaded thinking I have to sell 10 million every time. It's not about that."
"When I'm under stress, I do yoga. It's when I'm happiest that I have a problem with junk food."
"I suck at flirting. There's one thing I don't understand about Hollywood. How they have a relationship, end it, and go right into the next. It's hard for a woman in this industry. Either the guy's going to be really intimidated, or they're going to kiss your ass. I'm just a girl wanting a guy to love me."
"I feel like a totally different person than I was two years ago. I feel like so much of my innocence is gone. I'm still me, but this business makes you grow up so fast."
"Would you go into a CD store and steal a CD? It's the same thing, people going into the computers and loggin' on and stealing our music."